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  1. BattleOvce

    BattleOvce New Member

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    I cleaned up my sg 2015 with gibson polis. After few days. I was setting up my neck and action. And found this. It is like under the laquer. My guitar is brand new. Not used at all. .. i dont get it. Any idea? Thank you
     

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    Looks like a damp spot under the lacquer
     
  3. BattleOvce

    BattleOvce New Member

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    They are other two. Perfect circle. But hard to take a photo. Its weird.. it wasnt there as brand new. I have guitar like 2 months..
     
  4. Justin

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    What kind of cloth did you use? Anything abrasive?
     
  5. BattleOvce

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    I am using gibson cloth.. gibson everything.
    To be honest I am pissed. That nitro laquer. You just look at the guitat with bad manner and there is a scratch. I am over protective to it.. and this happen..
     
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    Something you’re wearing
     
  7. Justin

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    That’s awful. I would maybe contact Gibson directly. Since you’re using all their products, maybe they’ve seen this sort of thing before. They may have tips
     
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    Playing at home. I am not wearing jeans with belt or anything hard what could damage the guitar. Even no buttons my "track suit" (can not find better word).
     
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    Thanks for advice. I try to contact them but it still picture. Probably experience luthier can tell what it actually is...
     
  10. Justin

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    That’s really rough. Best of luck sorting it out, brother
     
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    Spell-check not working?:hmm:
     
  12. NMA

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    You should be angry.

    Spots like that occur when you knock a guitar, a pressure ding. It actually is underneath the finish. I have one on the headstock of my Ovation. Happened thirty years ago and I remember the exact moment it happened.

    But you say you didn't hit the guitar in any way? That pic shows the discoloration is on the back of the guitar. That means it is possible you didn't even know you did ding the guitar somehow.

    But this talk is useless to you really. You want to know what to do about it now. As another suggested, call Gibson customer service. Explain you didn't ding it, just polished it using their products. They will tell you what remedy you can do, or explain there really is nothing you can do.
     
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    Birth mark ... :cool:

    Is there a depression on the finish ?
    Can you feel it with your finger ?
     
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    I inspeced it more closely, yes there is a very little gap.
     
  15. BattleOvce

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    I am not aware that I ding the guitar. As I said I am over protectiv since its new :D .. From my hand back to the case. From the begging I am worried of dropping it, scratching it and so on ... So I am sure I would know that.

    I try to contact gibson and will see.. but not happy about it.
     
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    Close up photos
     

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    If you can see/feel a gap, it is from a hit. It looks like it was repeatedly put down on something. Anything protuding from the heel area in your case ? Feel the neck support with your fingers, maybe a screw head under the fur.

    Who else has access to the guitar ?
     
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  18. NMA

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    If there is a gap, a depression, then what you have is what I have on my Ovation - the slight bang that clouds up the finish. I found no way to get rid of it. It's like if a pebble hits your car's windshield. You get a ding that spiderwebs outward. Well, the same happens with guitar finishes. Poly usually just cracks or chips away, but this laquer clouds.
     
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    Better get rid of it
     
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    If the guitar was made in 2015 then it is five years old. Not brand new.
    A lot can happen to a guitar in five years. Even if it was stored in a warehouse.

    My suggestion: play music, and stop worrying so much about small flaws in a
    five year old (but still fine) instrument.
    The most important things about a Gibson SG are how it sounds, and how it feels in your
    hands. When you play your guitar, you will bump into things. I know that I do.
    My guitars all have dings and scratches. Because I play them, and I move around
    when I do. The dings and scratches mean nothing... my guitars are all great.
    guitars 5 out@100.jpg
    I do know that the first ding always hurts the most. This is ever true.
    But the music is the reason for buying a Gibson. The sound of it and the feel of it.
    If you recently bought a five year old guitar, just accept it for what it is and play
    music.

    If you dinged it somehow without realizing it, just accept that these things happen.
    Over protective attitudes don't help your music. They just make your life unhappy.
    I recommend you put your anger and hurt to work when you play. SGs are made
    for this.
     
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